White House Press Secretary caught in HUGE lie about ‘Bidenomics’ 

It is flatly untrue.

Today’s a day that ends in y, so White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is defiantly gaslighting the American public. (That’s kind of the job description, to be fair). 

Jean-Pierre’s latest lie comes in the context of the Biden administration’s continued efforts to spin “Bidenomics” into something positive. At a press conference this week, she said, “This President has been so zeroed in, so laser-focused, on lowering costs for Americans — and we’ve done that!”

There’s no way to describe this statement as anything other than a lie. It is flatly untrue that the Biden administration has “lowered costs for Americans.”

As of September 2023, prices were up by the following amounts since Biden took office, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Groceries up 20%
  • Food away from home up 18.5%
  • Energy costs up 43%
  • Gas prices up 62.5%
  • Electricity prices up 26%
  • Used cars and trucks up 33%
  • New cars up 20%
  • Furniture up 17%
  • Clothes up 11.4%

This isn’t some conservative spin; it’s a reality even mainstream media is acknowledging.

The Washington Post recently reported that, despite Biden’s touted success at lowering costs, “Many Americans still feel the sting of high costs for the basics. And even as inflation eases, prices are not expected to return to levels before the pandemic.” 

USA Today similarly reported in August, “Extreme heat is forcing Americans to choose between food and air conditioning this summer.” 

You get the idea. Overall, consumer prices have increased 17.4% under Biden’s watch. 

To be clear, not all of this is Biden’s fault or within his control. The economy is complicated and many factors affect prices. But his claim that they have successfully “lowered costs” is blatantly false. The actions they have taken, like passing a wasteful and fraud-rife “stimulus” bill and the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act,” have done essentially nothing to reduce inflation and instead just spent more taxpayer money and worsened it. 

The only thing that President Biden can point to as a positive is that the inflation rate has decreased significantly from its peak of 9%. But that doesn’t mean prices are falling. It means prices are still going up every month—just not by as much or as rapidly. 

Of course, any presidential administration is going to try to put a positive spin on the state of the economy. But the Biden White House should maybe pick a narrative that isn’t so far detached from reality that it’s insulting to Americans’ intelligence. 

Like this article? Check out the latest BASEDPolitics podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or below:

YouTube player

Sign up for Our Email List

* indicates required
*By signing up for our email you consent to getting our emails directly in your inbox. These including our newsletter or other informational emails*

Our Latest Podcast

Related articles

Nikki Haley goes viral for INSANE claim about TikTok

I’m used to hearing politicians say crazy stuff. But...

Tennessee Republican fights for key education reform

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced his support for universal...

Thomas Massie is right: Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism

Only one Republican voted against the House resolution that...

How you know US aid to Ukraine might be coming to an end

Lindsey Graham said on CNN’s State of the Union...

Rand Paul: Why did the Left abandon its defense of free speech?

Rand Paul asked a great question. https://twitter.com/RandPaul/status/1730256213059776625 The answer is simple:...
Brad Polumbo
Brad Polumbo
Brad Polumbo is a libertarian-conservative journalist and co-founder of Based Politics. His work has been cited by top lawmakers such as Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Pat Toomey, Congresswoman Nancy Mace, Congressman Thomas Massie, and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, as well as by prominent media personalities such as Jordan Peterson, Sean Hannity, Dave Rubin, Ben Shapiro, and Mark Levin. Brad has also testified before the US Senate, appeared on Fox News and Fox Business, and written for publications such as USA Today, National Review, Newsweek, and the Daily Beast. He hosts the Breaking Boundaries podcast and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.